Government seeks to privatise Medicare payment processing

Photo: Under the Government’s plan, patients would be able to make claims and receive benefits from outlets other than Medicare offices.

The national secretary of the CPSU, Nadine Flood, says 5,000 to 10,000 public service jobs could be cut if the provision of Medicare payments is outsourced.

Medicare payments could be processed by private providers as the Federal Government looks to cut the size of the public service.

Patients would be able to make claims and receive benefits from outlets other than Medicare offices.

Read more here: ABC

    

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